The MFA is recognized as the terminal degree in the creative and practical areas of dance. The program provides the opportunity for students to develop expertise in the areas of choreography, performance and teaching through an integration of theory and practice. It is designed to accommodate a variety of students, ranging from the recent BA/BFA graduate to the practicing professional desiring a graduate degree. The program focuses on performance, choreography and a secondary area of specialization. Possible areas of specialization include: somatics, aerial dance, interdisciplinary performance, film/video, cultural studies, music, improvisation, and criticism. The MFA will develop students' creative, performance, and scholarly work and position them for teaching careers in higher education as well as a variety of other careers in the field of dance.
A minimum of 60 credit hours is required. At least 30 of these must be taken in dance at the 5000 level or above. The degree is based on a required core of courses including physical training, history, choreography, readings in dance, seminars in dance and music, research strategies, methods of teaching, a creative project and project paper. At least 6 credit hours must be taken outside of dance in an approved allied field.
International Applications additionally must submit:
Teaching assistantships, graduate part-time instructor positions, grants, and fellowships.
Fall auditions: January 27-28, 2017.
· Applicants will be notified by December 15 if they will be invited to audition.
· Applicants who have applied for a teaching position will be invited to teach an audition class on Thursday, January 26, 2017 or Monday, January 30, 2017.
For All Applicants:
· Applicants must visit the department website for detailed application instructions: http://www.colorado.edu/theatredance/admissions/degrees/mfa-dance/dance-mfa-application
· Photographs required by the department should be emailed directly to the graduate program assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Colorado Boulder
Department of Theatre & Dance
Boulder, CO 80309-0261